Mark Doty

Mark Doty is the author of many books of poetry. For complete notes, see interview on page forty-six.


Antillean Euphonia

Green-throated Carib, Cardinal Honeyeater: plumed scraps of postage, they perch between perforations on this sheet of stamps, a quartet repeating in regular rotation. Just four make a flock, a tropic placed in my hand by a tired postal clerk,…